The Castle in Red

I pass the castle almost every single day, sometimes I just don’t register… she is always there.
at night, she is illuminated, sometimes she changes colour, tonight she was a bonny shade of red… here she is in all her clory

Red Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle – Red!

Wojtek the Polish war bear

Earlier this month a new statue was unveiled in Princes Street gardens, it was of Wojtek the Polish war bear.
Wojtek was a brown bear, which was found in Iran and adopted by the Polish army.

Wojtek - Statue in Princes Street Gardens

Wojtek – Statue in Princes Street Gardens

Wojtek was officially drafted into the Polish Army as a Private and was listed among the soldiers of the 22nd Artillery Supply Company.

Wojtek - Statue in Princes Street Gardens

Wojtek – Statue in Princes Street Gardens

Following demobilisation on 15 November 1947, Wojtek was given to Edinburgh Zoo, where he spent the rest of his life, often visited by journalists and former Polish soldiers.

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Scottish Rugby Coo

In 2006 the Cow parade festival visited Edinburgh, you can still see some of the fiber-glass cows dotted around the city.  This fella can be found at the corner or Lothian Road and Shandwick place.  However, he has a new clothes, I can only assume he is dressed up for the Rugby World Cup!

Scottish Rugby Coo

Scottish Rugby Coo

Edinburgh flower clock 2015

This is the Edinburgh flower clock for 2015, this has been a feature of west Princes street gardens since 1903.  it has ~ 40,000 plants, with a new theme each summer, this years theme is to celebrate Edinburgh’s 10th anniversary as the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature.  there is also a small cuckoo that pops out every fifteen minutes

Edinburgh flower clock 2015

Edinburgh flower clock 2015

Greyfriars Bobby’s wee nose

Please leave Greyfriars Bobby’s wee nose alone, it isn’t tradition to rub the nose on this statue and I have no idea where this ‘tradition’ started.  No it won’t bring you any luck, you will just irritate the locals, Despite several paint (nose) jobs people still rub the poor wee dugs nose

Greyfriars Bobby’s wee nose

Greyfriars Bobby’s wee nose

Someone has put up a wee note, asking ‘please don’t touch my nose, love Bobby’

Greyfriars Bobby was a wee Skye terrier, legend has it after his owner John Grey died and burried in Greyfriars kirkyard, this loyal wee dug spent the rest of his life at his masters grave, a whole fourteen years.

So, yes…. please don’t rub Greyfriars Bobby’s wee nose, please! 🙂